Date:Thursday February 17 2011
Brendan Rodgers says Neil Taylor's return from injury will help Scott Sinclair.
The Swansea City believes the team has missed a natural left-footer at left back - a player who can attack, help Scott Sinclair and give him the opportunity to get in one-vs-one situations.
The young defender, who recently celebrated the birth of his first child, suffered a badly sprained ankle at the beginning of the year after a full week in training, he is ready to return to action.
'We have missed having a left-sided player at left-back,'
'If you have someone who can get forward from that position, and go inside or outside, it releases space for Scott Sinclair.
'If you haven't got a full-back who can get forward, Scott will always have two players up against him because the opposition know there will not be a threat from behind.
'But the minute you have a full-back who can go on and join in, it takes the extra defender away and puts Scott in a one-v-one situation.
'That allows Scott to be at his best, because one-v-one he is outstanding.'
Taylor may find it difficult to get a starting place at Left back as Jazz Richards has been doing a good job there this year.
Rodgers has been pleased with Jazz but admitted he wants a more attacking player in that position:
'Jazz has done terrifically for us,'
'He is a young player who has been a midfielder and a right-back, but he has filled in for us on the left and done admirably.
'He is strong and solid, but in the modern game the full-back needs to get forward, especially with the way we play.'
Taylor told the Official Site:
'I was unhappy that the injury turned out as bad as it was,''
'It seems as if I've been out for ever.
'It also came at a bad time because I was starting to secure a regular place at left-back.
'But I've been back in training now for just over a week and I am starting to find my feet again.
'I feel okay and I'll be ready for Saturday if the gaffer needs me. But Jazz (Richards) has been doing well at left-back and I've got to be patient.
'I've got to get my match fitness back and work my way back to where I was before the injury.''
Date:Thursday February 17 2011
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